Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Hate That I Love This

Taking the piss out of Nicole Scherzinger is one of my favourite hobbies. I've always respected the fact that she can actually sing and dance (unlike most of her contemporaries) but there's just something shady about this bitch. It's rude to ride a manufactured girlband to fame and then act like you're too good for the other hos in your troop. Even if they are a bunch of useless no-hopers like Jessica Sutta. And don't even get me started on the shameful debacle that was her first attempt at solo stardom. Nicole took flopping to new heights with such non-smashes as "Whatever U Like", "Baby Love" and "Puakenikeni". If the latter isn't the worst song of the noughties, it's definitely in the top 10. But credit where credit's due. She wiped the egg off her pretty face and returned to the Pussycat Dolls for another album before giving it another go. And it looks like Nicole has finally found the winning formula.

I hated "Poison" but it was an international smash and she's now officially ditched her Flopzinger moniker with a UK number one hit. More importantly, "Don't Hold Your Breath" is a genuinely amazing pop song. It was written by Toby Gad and produced by Billy Steinberg, who has crafted gems for international superstars like Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Mauboy. This is the kind of pure pop explosion I was hoping Britney would deliver instead of a stillborn club banger like "Hold It Against Me". Unlike that epic fail, Nicky's catchy floorfiller has real heart and attitude. It's one part "I Will Survive", two parts Kate Ryan - with a dash of faux RedOne flavouring thrown in for good measure. The resulting Imma get my shit together and show you anthem is utterly irresistible. But shame about the dire video that looks like it was filmed on her assistant's battered iPhone.


Calen said...

Love her and love this song! She deserves every bit of fame and recognition.

Have you heard Keri Hilson's version of this song with Timbaland?

It's actually quite good (minus Timbaland of course).

bomitoni said...

I like it too. Isn't this like her 18th solo attempt? LOL. I might even buy the import. Though my favorite Nicole era is and always will be her brief stint w/ Eden's Crush! I had no idea Billy Steinberg was still in the music biz?!?! He along w/ Tom Kelly wrote tons of hits in the 80s/90s!

Anonymous said...

love it!

The Prophet said...

cheap flop.

Jessica Sutta's "I Wanna Be Bad" FTW!!!

Me said...

Thanks to this stunning trash anthem, I ALMOST bought her debut album - but it lacks the epic International FLOP Hot As A Stove / My Name Is Nicole or whatever that was called so no sale. No sign of her #14 UK smash shit Baby Love either...

Mike said...

Urgh - Miskerried! No.

Billy Steinberg is amazing. I just remembered her also wrote Joanne's trash classic "Jackie".

Jessica = Michael Williams of PCD.

No including those flops is actually a selling point for me!

Alex said...

Definitely like it. I need to give it more of a listen though.

I still love this little number of hers with Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother... Robin Sparkles and Jessica Glitter, the Space Teens, sing The Beaver Song.

If that link doesn't work, just search for another as the CBS posted one I linked to might be one of those region locked uploads or something... I don't know.